Integrated Design and Media (BS)

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Program Description

formerly known as Integrated Digital Media

Our Bachelor of Science program centers around the IDM core, a suite of courses that focus on the areas of Image, Sound, Narrative, and Interactivity. These courses lead to upper-level project-based electives in interactive installations, augmented reality, 3D, game and user experience design, and more. The curriculum is rounded out with courses from the Tandon Engineering core, media studies (taken in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication), and additional courses in math, science, humanities, and social sciences. 

Students will be exposed to a project-based education focused on their development as socially engaged, creative individuals fluent in the use and development of cutting-edge technology. IDM students are encouraged to engage in research and to develop their own work through their classes, capstone projects, the Tandon VIP Program, the NYU Entrepreneurial Instituteand internships within New York City’s media industry. 

As a research-active program within NYU Tandon School of Engineering, IDM faculty collaborate on projects that integrate media, design, and society in a creative capacity. Our research covers wide range of topics and mediums. These areas include using motion capture technology to reimagine theatrical performance, working with fine arts conservationist on reconditioning historic electronic artwork, development of digital archives to explore the history of natural science, virtual production development of next generation storytelling experiences, electronic sound synthesis with hardware and software, integrating wearable electronics in dance performances, and rethinking STEM education with electronics among many others.


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